Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder

Panic attacks are often experienced by sufferers of one form of anxiety disorder or another. However, when panic attacks are experienced out of the blue without an apparent trigger, this is known as panic disorder.

Sufferers of panic disorder often feel fine one minute, and yet the next may feel totally out of control and in the grips of a panic attack.

Panic attacks produce very real physical symptoms from a rapid increase in heartbeat to a churning stomach sensation. Sufferers often report feeling short of breath and dizzy.

These physical symptoms are very unpleasant and the accompanying psychological thoughts of terror can make a panic attack a very scary experience.

If the panic itself isn’t bad enough, sufferers often start to dread the next attack, and quickly enter into a cycle of living ‘in fear of fear’. This fear can have a serious impact on the sufferer’s quality of life.

If you think you may be a sufferer of panic disorder and you want to get some help then start by talking to someone about it in confidence and in your own time. Contact us and we will put you in touch with one of our trained counselors.

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